The words pace like fire are applicable to West Indian fast bowler Kemar Roach; in ten test matches the young fast bowler has taken 36 wickets at 28.25. His wickets in test cricket might be modest but it is rapid pace that has captured the attention of the cricket fans around the world, Roachâ€˜s confrontation with Ricky Pointing in the third Test at Perth showed that the budding pacer was not afraid to go toe to toes was one of the leading batsmen in the world. It was a battle between the cub and the lion, Roach dismissed Pointing twice in series and he virtually pawed at the turf as the Australian captain took guard against his first thunderbolt, a short ball which was parried away. The next ball was short, Pointing ducked late and was struck on his arm a painful blow, the old lion did not rub his arm and continued to bat, later in the over the phyiso was summons and Pointing retired hurt. Roach had thrown down the gauntlet to Pointing and had won and had therefore made the statement that he is a fast bowler to be reckon with. Roach was born June 30, 1988 on the island of Barbados, an country that has produced a number of distinguish West Indian cricketers, he was born in the parish of Saint Lucy in the northern part of the island. St. Lucy is also the birth place of Charlie Griffith the fearsome West Indian fast bowler of the 1960s, Roach attended Alexandra Secondary School; Corey Collymore the fast bowler who played 30 test matches for the West Indies between 1999 and 2007 is also a past student of the school. He plays for Maple Club in the Division One Cricket Competition in Barbados and quickly gained a reputation as a bowler of genuine pace, in 2005 Roach was a recipient of the Lord Garvon Development Scholarship by the Barbados Cricket Association. In 2008, Roach was included in the West Indies squad for the third Test against Australia at that time he had played 4 first class matches, despite not being selected in the final 11,his inclusion in the squad was an indication of his rapid development as a fast bowler. Later that year, made his debut for the West Indies in a triangular ODI tournament in Bermuda, he made his test debut against Bangladesh at Arnos Vale in St Vincent, after the team originally selected for the test, boycotted the match because of a contract dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board. Bangladesh recorded an historic 2-0 victory over the West Indies but Roach bowled impressively in the series, in the first innings of the second test in Grenada , he bowled23.5 overs, 8 maidens, 6 wickets for 48 runs his first five wickets in a test match. In the past 18 months, Roach has been rated as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, his bowling speed has been clocked at 93 miles per hour, injuries to Fidel Edwards and Jerome Taylor have trust the burden of leading the West Indies bowling attack of the shoulders of Roach. In the just concluded test series in Sri Lanka he was the Man of the Series, at 5feet.8inches Roach does have the tower height or the massive built of the great West Indian fast bowlers such as Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Wesley Hall or Curtly Ambrose. His physique is similar to that of the great Malcolm Marshall; early indications are that Roach has the potential to be as lethal with the ball as Marshall was for the West Indies in his heydays.